The rain came down; the weather was cold; but the spirits were high. Once again VTS made the journey to Gettysburg for the Luther Bowl. This is now a regular gathering of seminaries for a flag football competition. The Fighting Friars came in third. We loss in the first game against Lutheran Chicago; we came back and won and the second game against ULS; we lost to Trinity (our sister Seminary) 22-0; and then we were awarded third because team four did a forfeit.
I was unable to attend. But the Twitter feed was reassuring. I am grateful to Associate Dean Jim Mathes who made the journey to support the team. I loved the email from the student body President, KC Robertson, that made special mention of two staff members - Tim and Victor - who played in the team. Although it was a mud bath, it was very much a community mud bath.
These moments are special. And it is a gift that next year - next year - will be the one when VTS wins the Luther Bowl.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President